The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) is set to terminate the services of women’s coach Andrew Cook for his refusal to participate in SAI’s online sessions for non-payment of salary, a claim refuted by the American.

Cook had left for Seattle after the national camp for women wrestlers in Lucknow was suspended in March owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to WFI, Cook was recently contacted by Sports Authority of India (SAI) officials for attending sessions such as E-Pathshala, but the American allegedly told them that unless he receives his pending salary, he won’t attend them.


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When he left for the US on march 17, he said that SAI had held back half of his salary.

“This behaviour is not acceptable. It shows that Cook works only for salary and is not passionate about Indian wrestling. The SAI…

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